MARKETS Online trading grows by more than eleven percent in the second quarter

Between April and June 2019, Germans spent more than 17.3 billion euros on online trading. This is an increase of 11.3 percent compared to the second quarter of the previous year.

August 7, 2019

MARKETS Zalando implements Payment Services Directive PSD2

In the future, payment transactions are to be made more secure using this payment method. Strong customer authentication will come into force on September 14 as part of the EU Payment Services Directi…

August 1, 2019

MARKETS Card payment generates more turnover for small and medium-sized enterprises

Higher shopping baskets and lower costs: Companies benefit from the trend towards more and more card payments by increasing turnover and efficiency.

July 25, 2019

MARKETS Licenses bring retail sales over 280 billion dollars

Global retail sales of licensed goods and services rose by 3.2 percent in 2018. Licenses are more than ever a rewarding business for brand owners.

July 23, 2019

MARKETS In 2018, Germans spent an average of 20.50 euros on Fairtrade products

According to surveys, consumers should be among the biggest fans of Fairtrade products. 91 percent of German citizens stated in a survey by the Federal Environment Agency that fair trade between rich…

July 17, 2019

MARKETS The TOP-100 award goes to Lässig & BabyOne

The top 100 medium-sized companies were determined for the 26th time. The TOP seal is awarded to companies that demonstrate exemplary innovation management and above-average innovation success.

July 4, 2019

MARKETS Brand loyalty – Parents and friends have the greatest influence

The “Marken-Kinder 2019” study examined brand loyalty among children and parents. Influencers are becoming increasingly important.

June 27, 2019

MARKETS Zeeman publishes product locations

Zeeman published its production sites on 24 June. The list was published at the same time as the sustainability report for 2018. With this publication, Zeeman aims to provide information on the progre…

June 26, 2019

COMPANIES BabyOne with new store concept

BabyOne is trying out a new store concept with the “LüttenLaden” stores in Hamburg and Cologne. With this new approach, the specialist store chain wants to move into the locations of the city centres.

June 20, 2019

MARKETS Retail Report 2020 – the author gives an insight into the retail world

Trade is constantly on the move. This is how the trends lead from fast fashion to fair fashion. But which orientation has future potential? And how can stationary retailers hold their own against onli…

June 18, 2019

MARKETS Return rate in online trading – every sixth parcel goes down

Researchers at the University of Bamberg have investigated the return rate in online retailing. Companies incur five billion euros in costs as a result of the returns.

June 12, 2019

MARKETS Bundeskartellamt takes a close look at online user ratings

The Bundeskartellamt has initiated a sector inquiry into user ratings on the Internet. The aim is to find out how easy it is to falsify the evaluations that are so important for buyers.

June 11, 2019

COMPANIES Primark copies the sneakers of the Fairtrade brand Veja

The sneakers from shoe manufacturer Veja are Fairtrade certified. This makes it all the more serious for the company that the sustainably produced shoes were copied in design by the cheap textile disc…

June 6, 2019

Trade Epoch Traumwiesen with new sales management

At Epoch Traumwiesen GmbH there are internal changes. Since 1 June, Roger Gondel has been appointed new Sales Director for Germany/Austria.

June 6, 2019

COMPANIES P&C wants to attract its customers with more events and closes branches in Germany

Sales at Peek and Cloppenburg are stagnating – especially in the large stores. Smaller stores and experience shopping are expected to attract more customers again.

June 6, 2019